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12 July, 2018 00:00 00 AM
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Vitamin A has no side effect, say health experts

BSS
Vitamin A has no side effect, say health experts

RANGPUR: Health experts at an orientation and planning meeting here have said Vitamin A has no side effect and its intake reduces death risks of the babies and prevents their night blindness and many other diseases, reports BSS.

They made these observations today at the event organised by Rangpur City Corporation (RpCC) at its office to inform journalists about the National Vitamin A Plus Campaign- 2018 to be held on July 14 in the city as elsewhere in the country.

With Chief Executive Officer of RpCC Akhter Hossain Azad in the chair, Mayor of Rangpur Mostafizur Rahman Mostafa attended the event as the chief guest.

Chief Executive Officer of RpCC Abu Musa Mohammad Jongi, its Superintending Engineer Amdad Hossain, Chief Medical Officer Dr Kamruzzaman Ibne Taz and Health Inspector Abdul Kaiyum, among others, were present. The City Mayor said one lakh 28 thousand and 505 under-5 babies would be administered with Vitamin A Plus Capsule in all 33 wards in the city on Saturday.

 “Around 666 supervisors, health workers and volunteers will provide Vitamin A Plus Capsule at 297 outreach centres in the city corporation area,” he said.

One dose of one lakh unit Vitamin A Blue capsule will be administered to each of 20,300 babies aged between 6 and 11 months and one dose of two lakh unit Vitamin A Red capsule to each of one lakh eight thousand 250 babies aged between 12 and 59 months.

Narrating the importance for continuation of Vitamin A supplementation, Dr Kamruzzaman Ibne Taz said, “Vitamin A Plus can prevent mal-nutritional blindness especially night blindness, bitot’s spots and corneal lesions.” The chief guest urged the journalists to create mass public awareness to make the campaign successful for preventing various diseases of babies to ensure their healthy growth.

Another report adds from Rajshahi: Around 3.51 lakh children under five years will be administered vitamin ‘A’ Plus capsules on National Vitamin ‘A’ Plus Campaign-2018, on July 14 in the city and nine upazilas of the district. The campaign will begin at 8 am at 2,138 centres and continue till 4pm. A total of 1,744 outreach vaccination centres will be set up by Rajshahi Civil Surgeon office.

Over 4,480 volunteers, 376 family welfare assistants and 241 health assistants would be engaged for giving vitamin ‘A’ Plus capsules to the children aged from zero to 5 years in the district.

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